Last year I tried ceramic, pottery. I enjoyed but I also realised that it will take a long time and a lot of practice before I can produce anything good. I haven’t given up on the idea yet, but for the moment I haven’t found the opportunity to try again.
But, I found something else to try out: making jewels, playing with beads and wire… and NO it is not a kid’s activity, there’s some real skills into it.
I first started with a Wiring workshop, and produce this little bracelet.
Then came the second workshop, Knotting. That was fun, easy and fast… Oh so fast. First produce a long, very long, outrageously long necklace with multifaceted beads and pearls. Then I knotted a very simple, a bit traditional necklace (no picture, I think I’m going to redo it).
And finally another long necklace with matching earing with some wiring (love the little loop on the earing).
I enjoyed it so much that I could not stop at one or two workshops, I went to a third one. This time bead weaving. It took some practice and concentration to produce this bracelet. There are a couple of imperfections, but I have plan to make another one.
And you know what was the best thing about this new activity: I get to go and share this time with my friend and meet other likeminded people. There will be more to come.